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Re: Linux Kernel Summit

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2001-04-03 01:59:43 CEST

> HTTP digest authentication does this; it uses MD5 checksums for
> request and response bodies.

But we're not looking for authentication; we're looking for protection
against accidental data corruption.

(Yes, I can see how one could abuse digest authentication for this
end, by using a published "password"; but that would be a recipe for
protocol spaghetti.)
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:27 2006

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